Patents by Inventor Robert McCarthy

Robert McCarthy has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190133673
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing RF energy to treat a patient's skin (e.g., dermis and hypodermis) or other target tissue including at a depth below a tissue surface (e.g., skin surface, mucosal surfaces of the vagina or esophagus) are provided herein. In various aspects, the methods and systems described herein can provide a RF-based treatment in which the deposition of RF energy can be selectively controlled to help ensure heating uniformity during one or more of body sculpting treatment (lipolysis), skin tightening treatment (laxity improvement), cellulite treatment, vaginal laxity or rejuvenation treatment, urinary incontinence treatment, fecal incontinence treatment, all by way of non-limiting examples. In various aspects, the systems can comprise one or more sources of RF energy (e.g., a RF generator), a treatment applicator comprising one or more electrode arrays configured to be disposed in contact with a tissue surface, and a return electrode (e.g., a neutral pad) to the tissue surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Cynosure, Inc.
    Inventors: James Boll, Robert McCarthy, Bo Chen, Richard Shaun Welches, Daniel Masse, Ali Shajii, Michael Kishinevsky, David Sonnenshein
  • Publication number: 20190095095
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20190088494
    Abstract: Methods and systems for etching a substrate using photoenhanced wet etching techniques are described. At least one light emitting diode source is used to create a high intensity of ultraviolet light at the surface of the substrate or at one or more layers formed on the substrate. Etching rates in GaN substrates and GaN layers are improved by an order of magnitude over conventional systems. Systems and methods for forming a device structure free of a substrate are described. The device structure is grown or applied over a release layer on a substrate. The device structure is exposed to photoenhanced wet etch environments to vertically and laterally etch the release layer to separate the device structure from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Youtsey, Robert McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20190088495
    Abstract: Methods and systems for forming a device structure free of a substrate are described. Exemplary embodiments include a device structure comprising of device layers, a release layer, an etch stop layer, and a substrate. The device structure is exposed to photoenhanced wet etch environments to vertically and laterally etch the release layer to separate the device layers from the substrate. The device structure can include a contact layer, an etch stop layer, or both in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Youtsey, Robert McCarthy, Rekha Reddy
  • Patent number: 10175436
    Abstract: An optical fiber ribbon includes a plurality of optical fibers and a ribbon matrix having an inner matrix surrounding and encapsulating the optical fibers, wherein the inner matrix is the cured product of an inner matrix composition substantially free of oligomer components, and an outer matrix surrounding the inner matrix, wherein the outer matrix is the cured product of an outer matrix composition substantially free of oligomer components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Dawn Fabian, Kevin Robert McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10149733
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device for measuring a length of a bone tunnel is provided. The device includes: a gauge comprising an annular shaft coupled to a handle, the handle including a constrained channel configured for receiving a passing pin from the annular shaft and displaying the passing pin in relation to a scale. In another embodiment, a method for measuring length of the bone tunnel is provided. A method and another device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Robert McCarthy, Susan L. Spear, Deborah A. Leahy
  • Patent number: 10140015
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20180266805
    Abstract: A mobile device for determining a handling condition of the mobile device and a method of use thereof. One embodiment of the mobile device includes: at least one left capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a left side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, at least one right capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a right side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, an accelerometer disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect an orientation of the mobile device, an ambient light proximity sensor disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect a proximity of a user's head, and a processor operable to execute an application configured to gain access to and employ the hold condition, the orientation, and the proximity of the user's head to determine a handling condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Ping Shi, Navid Nader, Vinh Vo, Vijayakumar Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 9976841
    Abstract: A mobile device for determining a handling condition of the mobile device and a method of use thereof. One embodiment of the mobile device includes: at least one left capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a left side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, at least one right capacitive proximity sensor disposed on a right side of the mobile device and operable to detect a hold condition, an accelerometer disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect an orientation of the mobile device, an ambient light proximity sensor disposed in the mobile device and operable to detect a proximity of a user's head, and a processor operable to execute an application configured to gain access to and employ the hold condition, the orientation, and the proximity of the user's head to determine a handling condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Ping Shi, Navid Nader, Vinh Vo, Vijayakumar Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 9891379
    Abstract: An optical fiber coating composition is provided. The optical fiber coating composition includes a radiation-curable component, a photoinitiator, and an acrylic polymer having at least one benzophenone group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Kevin Robert McCarthy, Weijun Niu, David Neal Schissel, Arthur Lawrence Wallace
  • Publication number: 20170329514
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9766803
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9714971
    Abstract: A method for detecting a fault condition of an operational amplifier of an integrated circuit during operation includes operating an integrated circuit which includes an operational amplifier (op-amp) having a V+ input, a V? input and an op-amp output and an on-line fault detector electrically coupled to the V+ input and the V? input of the op-amp of the on-line fault detector, monitoring an operation of the op-amp with the on-line fault detector, and developing a fault signal at a fault detector output if the op-amp is in a fault condition as determined by the on-line fault detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Mossman, Robert A. McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20170192666
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9678247
    Abstract: A radiation curable composition is disclosed that includes a curable cross-linker essentially free of urethane and urea functional groups, a curable diluent, and a non-radiation curable component comprising (thio)urethane and/or urea groups. Coated optical fibers having a primary coating formed from this radiation curable composition, as well as optical fiber ribbons that contain the coated optical fibers are disclosed. Methods of making the optical fibers and ribbons are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Michael Edward DeRosa, Kevin Robert McCarthy, Weijun Niu, David Neal Schissel
  • Patent number: 9505655
    Abstract: A coating composition including a reinforcing agent. The coating composition may include one or more radiation-curable monofunctional monomers, one or more radiation-curable multifunctional monomers or oligomers, a photoinitiator, and a reinforcing agent. The monofunctional monomers, multifunctional monomers, and multifunctional oligomers may include acrylate groups. The reinforcing agent may be an acrylic co-polymer that includes two or more repeat units. At least one of the repeat units includes chemical groups that enable self-association of the acrylic co-polymer. Self-association of the acrylic co-polymer may improve the tensile strength of coatings formed from the coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Kevin Robert McCarthy, Weijun Niu, David Neal Schissel, Michael James Winningham
  • Patent number: 9505880
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing urethane-free polyfunctional acrylate compounds. The method includes reaction of a polyol with acrylic acid in the presence of an inhibitor. A catalyst may also be present. The catalyst may be an acid and the inhibitor may be a substituted phenol compound. Excess acid may be removed by adding a salt and excess water may be removed by adding a drying agent. The reaction converts alcohol groups of the polyol to acrylate groups to provide a radiation-curable polyfunctional acrylate compound. The reaction is applicable to polyols generally and provides a scalable high yield process for forming urethane-free polyfunctional acrylates over a wide range of molecular weights. Coatings made from the acrylate products exhibit modulus and tensile strength characteristics favorable for primary fiber coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Robert McCarthy, Weijun Niu, David Neal Schissel, Arthur Lawrence Wallace
  • Publication number: 20160334941
    Abstract: A method and a system for virtual handwriting recognition are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes optically capturing a finger gesture by the camera unit of a computing device and transforming the finger gesture into a digital indicia by a processing unit of the computing device. The method further includes comparing the digital indicia with a stored indicia by the processing unit, wherein the stored indicia is stored in a memory unit of the computing device and displaying the digital indicia on a display of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Navid Nader, Robert McCarthy, Julia Wang
  • Publication number: 20160337568
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include methods and systems that automatically adjust camera functions of an electronic device to provide improved image quality by determining whether the electronic device is being operated indoors or outdoors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Publication number: 20160324591
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device for measuring a length of a bone tunnel is provided. The device includes: a gauge comprising an annular shaft coupled to a handle, the handle including a constrained channel configured for receiving a passing pin from the annular shaft and displaying the passing pin in relation to a scale. In another embodiment, a method for measuring length of the bone tunnel is provided. A method and another device are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Robert McCarthy, Susan L. Spear, Deborah A. Leahy